Modern Psychological Studies
1 & 2
University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
Place of Publication
College students were surveyed to explore the relationship between eating disordered attitudes, gender role, and dating style. Specifically, two theories regarding gender role were examined: femininity theory and discrepancy theory. The premise of femininity theory was supported in that femininetyped individuals were more likely to report eating disordered behaviors. In addition, a new measure of dating attitudes was created to provide an assessment of nontraditional dating attitudes; surprisingly not only did those scoring high on eating disordered behaviors also score low on nontraditional dating attitudes, but so did both feminine and androgynous individuals. The results underscore the complexity of the issues and provide even greater impetus for more fine-tuned studies of gender orientation.
BF1 .M63 v. 9 no. 1 & 2 2003
Schubert, Marybeth R. and Williams, Elizabeth Nutt
"Synchrony and conflict: the relationships among eating disordered attitudes, gender role orientation, and dating styles,"
Modern Psychological Studies: Vol. 9
, Article 6.
Available at: http://scholar.utc.edu/mps/vol9/iss1/6